AFTER A PANDEMIC SPRING ROBS KERR LAKE CAMPERS, NOW AVOIDABLE HIGH WATER WILL CLAIM MEMORIAL DAY & WEEK FOR MANY

“We have no idea why NC State Parks are closing many of the sites before they hardly open this weekend and next week at the seven state recreation areas on Kerr Lake,” said Kerr Lake Park Watch’s Frank Timberlake.  “And we have no idea why the US Army Corps of Engineers hasn’t started releasing more … Read more

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Posted in: KLPW - N C State Recreation Areas, KLPW - US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, KLPW - WATER RELATED

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KERR LAKE CAMPGROUNDS WILL STAY CLOSED IN NC STATE PARKS UNTIL MAY 22 – VA MAY REOPEN FIRST – CORPS?

Campers and park users have been especially eager this spring to get to parks, though socially distanced, masked and armed with hand sanitizer, people want to get out since the Covid 19 pandemic hit our country.  Times are confusing, and while government staff and officials continue to be on parks’ payrolls, getting a park open … Read more

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Posted in: KLPW - Campground Facilities and Improvements, KLPW - Corps of Engineers Campgrounds, KLPW - N C State Recreation Areas, KLPW - Reservation Information

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HIGH WATER ALERT – DEPENDING ON COMING RAINS, KERR IS DESTINED TO GET A LITTLE HIGHER UP ON THE BANKS

HIGH WATER ALERT High water, not Hiawatha is returning in a big WAY. Recent rains, some torrential, are swelling the flood pool of John H Kerr Reservoir. At about 307 feet above mean sea level, and that’s 7 feet above the normal full pool level, Kerr Lake is likely to rise almost another 2 feet … Read more

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Posted in: KLPW - Boating and Related Improvements, KLPW - Corps of Engineers Campgrounds, KLPW - US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, KLPW - WATER RELATED

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FROM THE USACE – APPROVED & PERMITTED FISHING TOURNEYS LIST

From the US Army Corps of Engineers, here’s a list of the upcoming approved and permitted fishing tournaments on Kerr Lake. When we receive another update, we will post that as well. John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir Special Events List    Permit  Dates                                      Organization                          Event Type                             Boats      Staging … Read more

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EXTENDED CAMPING AT HIBERNIA GOOD FOR CAMPERS & LOCAL ECONOMY

Area #2 of Hibernia State Recreation Area on Kerr Lake was bulging with folks camping and apparently enjoying the cold nights, crisp mornings and warm afternoons!   Kerr Lake Park Watch’s Frank Timberlake captured the campground full on video for you to see: https://youtu.be/Sc1AK0qMEB8   Campers have wanted to see an extended season on the … Read more

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